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Has your battery life been worse on Android 9 Pie?

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

Android Pie started rolling out to Pixel owners and the Essential Phone last week, and in the days since there's been a lot of feedback floating around from users, including some battery woes. Has your device been affected?
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Call Recording Won't Be Possible On Android 9 Pie

Call Recording Won't Be Possible On Android 9 Pie

1 month ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Amid reports that Android 9 Pie might bring a native call recording feature , the reality actually appears to be on the contrary. It won't be possible for users to make use of call recording apps if their handset is running Android 9 Pie. Google has made some changes in its latest software update to prevent third-party apps from working.
There's a polarizing debate around call recording. Different places have different rules about it which is why Google can't offer a standard feature in Android without going against the rules. It removed the official call recording API from Android in...
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Call recording apps may not work on Android 9 Pie

Call recording apps may not work on Android 9 Pie

1 month ago   |   By Android Community

The Android 9 Pie is officially released. We've been learning what OEMs and devices are going to receive the sweet update. It's been almost a week since the unveiling and we're slowly hearing related news from other companies. The Android team isn't wasting any time in pushing the Android Pie and we're hoping more brands...
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Motorola announces what smartphones will receive Android 9 Pie updates

Motorola announces what smartphones will receive Android 9 Pie updates

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

Motorola didn't want to say what smartphones will receive Android 9 Pie updates and when, but promised to come up with new information when it decides on a roadmap. Fortunately, Motorola fans didn't have to wait too long to learn whether or not their devices will receive the highly-anticipated update.
Without further ado, here are all the smartphones that Motorola promised to update to Android 9 Pie in the coming months: Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto Z2 Play, Moto X4, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6, and Moto G6 Play.
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If you want to record calls in Android 9 Pie, you'll need to root your phone

1 month ago   |   By Beta News

Recording phone calls is dodgy territory legally speaking, but whether you choose to do it depends on where you are in the world, and whether you're concerned about complying with the law. Since Marshmallow, Google has made it difficult to record calls on Android phones by killing the recording API, but this has not stopped third party developers finding ways around it. But with Android 9 Pie, Google has made it impossible for apps such as Call Recorder - ACR and BoldBeast Android Call Recorder to be used to record calls. Unless, that is, you're willing - or able -...
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With iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 officially launching on Friday, expect a wave of teardowns, drop tests, speed tests and such over the next few days. The first complete... Read more ...

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